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School Attendance

Every Day Counts


A good full-time education provides you with the best possible start in life. Attending Frederick Gent School regularly and punctually is essential if you are to make the most of the opportunities available to you and develop personal qualities expected in the work place.

You are required by law to attend and be punctual to school 190 days of the academic school year.

How can parents and carers help?

  • Ensure that children attend school every day. 
  • Ensure that children arrive to school on time. Registration begins at 8:25am. Students arriving after this time will receive a same day detention. Any student arriving to school after 8:30am will be marked L and will receive a 20 minute detention that day. 
  • Contact your child’s Achievement Leader Support Assistant on 01773 811737 by 9am on every day of absence stating the reason. 
  • Medical appointments should be made outside school hours. Students will be asked to show appointment cards. 
  • Ensure that holidays are not taken during term time. 
  • Seek help from school if requiring assistance in improving a child’s attendance or punctuality.
  • Support the school and the pastoral team in improving their child’s attendance and punctuality levels by attending meetings and engaging with agencies.
  • Have a regular early bed time, have quiet time before bed, turn off the TV, computer, tablets and mobile phones.
  • Give them their own alarm clock.
  • Have their bag, equipment, planner and uniform ready the night before.
Attendance during one school year
Equals days absent
Approximate Weeks Absent
Number of lessons missed
96%8 days1.5 weeks40 lessons
90%19 days4 weeks95 lessons
85%29 days6 weeks145 lessons
80%38 days8 weeks190 lessons
75%48 days10 weeks240 lessons
70%57 days11.5 weeks285 lessons
65%67 days13.5 weeks335 lessons

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